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In a Rare 23-Year-Old Interview, Steve Jobs Said This 1 Pivotal Experience Inspired Him to Start Apple Computer | Inc.com

In a rare video interview conducted in 1995, Steve Jobs tells the remarkable story of how he fell in love with computers and eventually founded Apple Computer.<p>Back in 1971, a 16-year-old Jobs had just befriended Steve Wozniak, a recent college drop-out five years his senior who shared his passion …

Silicon Valley

Earth’s Magnetic Field Could be Reversing, Dooming Us All

Credit: Pixabay<p>If you think back to your high school lessons, you may recall that every so often, the Earth’s magnetic poles flip. We know this …

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

There’s so much junk floating in Earth orbit that the ISS just added a debris sensor

When you look up at the night sky all you see is stars and maybe a distant planet or two, but there’s actually a whole lot of garbage floating around …

Best Buy and Amazon Have an Amazing Headphone Deal Going On Right Now

Today only<p>One week after Cyber Monday, Best Buy has a discount that’s about as good as any deal you’ll find throughout the 2017 holiday shopping …

Shopping

Game-changing solar window becomes opaque in full sun to generate energy

The technology could be incorporated into buildings and vehicles<p>We already know that solar cells can be embedded in just about anything from wallpaper to stained glass, but a new solar window prototype from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is making headlines for its ability to …

Five Questions You Should Have About Evaporation as a Renewable Energy Source

When Ozgur Sahin and his colleagues at Columbia University started talking about evaporation generators as a source of renewable energy, our eyes …

String a few Galaxy S5s together and you can mine bitcoin

Samsung read the last e-waste report from Greenpeace too, and likely wasn't too happy about the slamming it got from the organization. Which leads us to the Korean electronics juggernaut's system for upcycling old phones. Specifically, the company rigged a bunch of them together and turned them …

8 things science says predict divorce

No one can say with 100% certainty that a couple is heading for disaster.<p>But social scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting who's <i>most likely</i> to wind up there. These couples share certain commonalities — in the way they fight and the way they describe their relationship, but also in their …

University of Washington

Stunning footage of Aurora Borealis captured by ISS

Breathtaking footage from the International Space Station shows the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights' phenomenon 250 miles above Earth.

Galaxy Note8 gets an in-depth teardown courtesy of iFixit, receives a score of 4

We just saw the Galaxy Note8 pass through JerryRigEverything's durability testing, and it did quite well. But what about when you do break something …

Electronics Industry

Passive cooling panels beam air conditioners' exhaust-heat into space

Skycool Systems is a Stanford spin-out that uses panels composed of "layers of silicon dioxide and hafnium oxide on top of a thin layer of silver" to …

Clean Energy

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

Smallest GPS and Bluetooth trackers and finders | ZDNet

Light in the box mini pet GPS tracker<p>Using GPS or GSM technology the Light in the Box mini pet tracker works across four GPS frequencies and is …

Gear & Gadgets

25 Sites Where You Can Sell Photos Online When Building a Photography Business - Small Business Trends

Work as a portrait photographer or as a freelancer in advertising or the media aren’t the only options when building your photography business. …

Small Business

T-Mobile customers: Don’t buy a Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has officially taken the wraps off its worst-kept secret, the Galaxy Note 8. It’s a fantastic phone in its own right, and should be a …

Galaxy Note

Photographer captures Georgia's beauty by drone before law restrictions

The past few years have seen rapid advancement in drone technology. As devices become smaller and more affordable than ever before, people all over the world are delighting in capturing their travels from interesting angles. However, this prevalence has also led to countries being more vigilant …

Drones

Saying goodbye to Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic band

Commentary: When a band breaks up, it can feel like the end of an era, even if it's a bunch of animatronic animals that play the banjo.<p>There are bands whose breakups I may never recover from. Whether it's the Smashing Pumpkins or Pavement, I'm still upset that I'll never hear any new angst-filled …

Dungeons and Dragons

New drone perches on walls like a robotic bird

The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) is a fixed-wing drone that has a few bird-like tricks up its sleeve. You can, for example, fly it like a glider through a room or open space, but when it approaches a flat surface the drone quickly changes configuration and lands flat with its little spiky …

Drones

NASA recorded the International Space Station flying in front of the solar eclipse

As the moon sneaked in front of the sun during Monday's total solar eclipse, a NASA photographer captured a once-in-a-lifetime sight.<p>Joel Kowsky, one of the space agency's photo editors, was near Banner, Wyoming, to watch the solar eclipse when he photographed the International Space Station …

Space

Oldest known portrait of a US president unearthed after over 100 years in storage

The oldest known original photo of a U.S. president will go up for auction at Sotheby's on October 5th, the auction house has revealed. The …

How to shoot the solar eclipse: a list of resources for photographers

If you live in North America or are a citizen of planet Earth, you've probably heard chatter about the upcoming solar eclipse starting the morning of …

Solar Eclipse

13 spectacular floral destinations to put on your bucket list

Greenwich, UK

Drone Footage Shows New Orleans After Flash Flood

New Orleans

32-year-old investor with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with a crazy utopian plan for the future

In a not-too-distant future city, superintelligent robots will carry out the majority of vital tasks. Driverless cars will ferry passengers to and from points of interest. Housing and healthcare will be affordable, if not free to all. Political leaders and technologists will speak the same …

Silicon Valley

Your Privacy Is Gone. You Just Don't Know It Yet

LAS VEGAS — Our current notion of privacy has become obsolete in the internet age, author and professional speaker Richard Thieme told the DEF CON 25 …

No Camera, No Lens

Flowers. Saigon, 2017 #cindyprojectA fun idea, what if you want to be ultimate zen in photography? The concept: no camera, no lens. DOWNLOAD PDF …

Street Photography

A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

Pollution

Storm Glass: simulate the weather at your desk

Inspired by the tempescope, The Modern Inventor’s Storm Glass is a weather-simulating lamp that can recreate the weather of any location in the …

Raspberry Pi